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on sunday, house minority leader nancy pelosi and majority leader eric cantor laid out the economic dividing lines. >> what we need is growth. we need growth with jobs. and if you have spending cuts, education of our children and other investments like the national institutes of health where you are hindering growth, you're not going to reduce the deficit. so it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. we have a budget deficit problem that we have to address. we think the deficit and the national debt are at immoral levels. we think they must be reduced. we're sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt. and that's 15% -- that's a large percentage of the budget. >> the tax fight for the president means higher taxes, more revenue. again, we can't be raising taxes every three months in this town, david. and you know, the bottom line is we want tax reform, but we want to go plug thosepresident talks bring down tax rates because we think that's pro-growth and we can let the economy grow and let people earn more money and keep more of it. the president's not talkin
would expect that nancy pelosi is going to be speaker again pretty soon. >> speaking at the house democratic policy retreat in virginia yesterday president obama looked into his crystal ball predicting the democrats will take back control of the house "pretty soon." the reality of democrats seizing the lower chamber is a bit more sober. house democrats need to pick up 17 seats to retake the majority, and according to politico, just four republican encome bents represent districts that lean democratic while 15 democrats will be defending their seats in areas that tilt republican. redistricting has not helped. the redrawn districts in 2010 left 109 republican seats more secure compared with just 67 democratic seats that were made safer. the 2012 election bore the fruit of those changes. the cook political report found that while house republicans won just 49% of the popular vote, they took 54% of house seats. the political reality, however, may matter more than the actual numbers. jeremy peters writes in "the "new york times"" house democrats are starting to appreciate a new politic
in washington. we have a health care problem. it cost too much. then we heard over the weekend nancy pelosi said on the chris wallace show, washington doesn't have a spending problem. do you agree that? >> no, i don't. i think washington has a tremendous spending problem. and the only way we're going to get the deficit in control is to cut spending and have comprehensive entitlement reform. it's unconclusionable to leave this kind of debt to our children and grandchildren and they would not have the same opportunities that we've had if we leave them with this extreme debt here. so we have to accept responsibility to do something about it. i think again that, what dr. carson was saying. >> steve: yeah. i know you're a democrat and you feel that way, but what about the members of your party in congress? it just seems like don, we love you, but we don't agree with that. >> i think there are many democrats democrats who do. if you look at president clinton's pen you're, his fiscal policy was much more to the center. >> steve: we thank you for joining us on this busy news morning. >> thank you. >> st
thoughts? >> i'm not real excited about seeing nancy pelosi speaker again. i don't think that will happen. i think americans are going to wake up. when americans discover how bad obama care is and when obama care starts bankrupting state governments, i think you're going to see a huge rebellion against this president and his policies. >> but when -- when are they going to figure that out, senator? we've been talking about obama care for a long time now, and it's already costing businesses, you know, enormous amounts of money and stopping them from hiring any new headsed to the payroll so when are we going to figure this out in your view? when do you think that happens? >> when republicans begin to present our message better and we tell people whether you're rich, poor or middle class you'll have more jobs and more money if we leave money in your state, leave money in your pocket and that's how the economy will grow. when people figure that out, i think they will come back to the republican party, but they also have to see that what he's planning for us is -- it is bankrupting us as we spe
votes and a minority of republicans. >> and basically hand power to nancy pelosi. >> again. that has been the precedent. >> governor, a lot of talk -- there's been a lot of talk about defense cuts, which certainly are half of the sequester. there are other programs being cut. 9.4% to unemployment benefits, 600,000 children and women lose food aid, 10,000 teachers fired. they're trying to emerge from the rock of being unsympathetic to the working poor, the middle class. you have these sequester cuts take place that undermines any argument. >> i depart from democratic orthodoxy in this one. i so bad want to cut all the fat out of the pentagon that i'm willing to do this. it's terrible. i hope we can restore some of the things. 2% medicaid cuts don't have any effect on patient care whatsoever. it is true that there are some bad cuts in there from a democratic point of view. we are never again going to get a chance to cut the pentagon back from where it's been. pentagon hasn't had any significant cuts for 30 years. a lot of money that's going to be cut is money that was not asked for but
was lying to nancy pelosi. he was lying to the colleagues. and i think that's why he didn't have anyone defending him when he went down. >> right. >> i wonder what you make of new jersey senator menendez. nobody know what is to make of the story. there's two parts. whole allegation of prostitution. i have no idea what's going on there but a top donor in florida, his office was raided by the fbi last week. this guy under investigation for something and now we know that menendez made calls about medicare payments to this doctor. he is a doctor. medicare -- he made calls to medicare to try to get more reimbursement i think for this doctor. was he leaning on the feds, more than that? there's controversy for menendez and how do you think he's handled it so far and what do you think he should be doing? >> i think he's handled it pretty poorly. another aspect is the plane trips that he took down to the dominican republic on the private plane of the doctor in question. i think the plane trips cost nearly $60,000. >> right. >> for two private plane trips. the total net worth is under $100,000. h
. >>> it's time for today's political headlines. in a new interview, house minority leader nancy pelosi made her case for president obama's plan to avoid sequestration. the major budget cuts that will go into action unless the president and congress can strike a deal. >> we have to look at how we get growth with jobs. that's where the revenue comes from. you don't get it by cutting education, cutting back on investments in science and national institutes of health, food safety, you name it. so it isn't as much a spending problem as much as it is priorities. that's what a budget is, setting priorities. >> one law maker who does think we have a spending problem is republican senator and tea party favorite rand paul. he made a bold statement in an interview this morning. >> the president's now caterw caterwauling about the sequester. so many are saying the sequester is a pittance. $1 trillion, and we're going to increase spending $9 trillion. even with the sequester, spending goes up $9 trillion, we're not even close to scratching the surface. >> joining me now, political columnist for "th
. we'll keep an eye on it. the numbers seem to skyrocket every day. >> steve: nancy pelosi said we had to pass it before we found out about it. now after two elections, we found out about it. >> hold on to your wallet. >> steve: peter johnson, jr., thank you very much. great. meanwhile, want to make sure your kids are in good hands? then leave them with lieutenant nanny. former vets now being recruited for baby-sitting duty. that story coming up next. and is hollywood bud -- bruce wily list is hitting gun control with a vengeance a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for low t, can restore testosterone levels back to normal in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron
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